Hazard, KY has seven fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Centre College, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 1,216. It is the 134th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Kentucky.
Fine Arts students from Hazard schools who go on to become artists, animation artists, fine artists, sculptors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today.
Hazard lies in Perry county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary.
Of the 7 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Hazard, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centre College comes out as the most expensive ($21,213/yr) for fine arts students, with University of the Cumberlands as the lowest, reported at only $12,014/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hazard|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||76.8 miles|